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The incidence of elder abuse in Texas nursing homes is a growing problem. Each day, hundreds of members of our elder population in and around Houston, Texas are victimized. If your loved ones are victims of neglect or abuse in a nursing or residential facility, there are probably other residents in the facility who are also being neglected or abused; in fact there is probably a continuing pattern of neglect at the facility. In each nursing home negligence case we handle, we carefully study the facility's history of violations of both federal and state law to determine if there is pattern of neglect. We also focus on staffing and training deficiencies, which are often the root cause of nursing home injuries.

Nursing home abuse and neglect takes a variety of forms:

Negligent Care - Failure to provide adequate care resulting in death, amputations, falls, broken hips and bed sores

Physical Abuse - Inflicting physical pain or injury or unreasonably confining a senior

Sexual Abuse

Exploitation - Illegally taking, misusing, or concealing funds, property, or assets

The signs of elder abuse are often subtle and frequently, a senior who is being abused fails to report the abuse. If your friend or relative has had unexplained injuries, bed sores, a broken hip or frequent falls and you are suspicions of elder abuse or nursing home negligence, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit. If the abuse has led to death, a wrongful death lawsuit might be warranted. Elder abuse law is complex and frequently changing. Hiring an experienced nursing home negligence attorney can make all the difference in the world.

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